I first saw this idea in Woman’s Day magazine and thought it was sooo cute.
I also liked it because it involved candy corn.
Oh, candy corn, how you tease me so.
Am I the only one that loves candy corn?
With its high nutritional value of high fructose corn syrup, what’s not to love?
Okay, back to the tutorial.
*Candy Corn (Mine took one bag of Brach’s Candy Corn…and that included the kids stealing some and me stealing some too)
*Black Ribbon (the magazine said use black duct tape to wrap it. Although I have a love for duct tape, I thought ribbon was less expensive here) You’ll also need black ribbon to hang it up at the end.
*Clear spray paint (optional)
*Door hanger (optional…depends on where/what you want to hang it from)
1. Wrap your styrofoam circle with the black ribbon. I used a little hot glue at the beginning and then every so often added a little more as I wrapped.
2. Start in the bottom center of the wreath and start hot gluing the candy corn on, going in ONE direction. I started at the bottom center because I figured that if I got to the top and it didn’t measure out just right, it would be covered up with the ribbon to hang it up by in the end. I did have to break a few candy corns in half to complete the rows as I went along.
3. Starting in the bottom middle again, hot glue the candy corn in the opposite direction. Keep doing the rows in opposite directions.
4. Optional Step: When you’re done gluing on the candy corn, spray the whole wreath with a clear gloss spray paint. I was worried about ants coming to eat the wreath and thought this would help. It also helps the candy corn to be a little less fragile.
5. Hang it up using some black ribbon and enjoy!
I think this whole project took me about an hour tops!
UPDATE: After a rainy day here in Southern California, some of my candy corn turned into a melted mess (and I have a covered door so it wasn’t rained on directly!). I replaced the few that got damaged, but if I did NOT use the clear gloss spray, the whole thing would have been ruined My recommendation is, if you are putting this outside, use MANY coats of the spray and make sure to cover it at all angles. OR I would recommend using mod podge to paint over it when finished.